Tag Archives: Philosophy

Thoughts on relaxation . . . to rejuvenation . . . to contemplation

Here’s a thought I had: I have been putting great emphasis on relaxing recently.  I feel that it is very important and healthy and can lead to deeper things.  Because of this, I tend to have certain viewpoints about it … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “self-honor” and the “instinct of being a person-in-the-world”

In a previous article I spoke of what I called “self-honor” (see Thoughts on the “defeated people syndrome” – the effects of being defeated).  This is one of the terms I came up with “on the spur of the moment”.  Though I … Continue reading

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More thoughts on contemplation – its nature, its association with the womb, and other aspects associated with it

I’ve spoken of contemplation before.  I’m not sure if I have already spoken of these things below.  At any rate, these are some more thoughts on it: HOW IT BEGAN FOR ME The phenomena of contemplation has always mystified me.  To … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how the idea of the “modern” is out-of-date – aspects of the “modern” era and the post “modern” era

I wrote most of this some time ago.  It still seems relevant enough to record: The other day I heard someone speak of how certain customs or ways were out-of-date, and not “modern”, and, because of this, they should be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on identity and identity problems – the source of many problems and many solutions, with remarks about the “pre-self”

Here is a thought I had: Ever since the early 1980’s I have looked into what I call “identity problems”.  These are the various problems associated with identity which seems particularly prevalent nowadays in these overpopulated and dehumanizing times. Initially, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my statement: “Intellectualism is a dead end road” – aspects of intellectualism and its dilemma

Some time ago I said something interesting: “Intellectualism is a dead end road” This is a growing feeling in me.  Being brought up with the “intellectual ideal” it has caused great conflict in me.   If its a dead end road … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how thoughts don’t mean as much as they used to as I get older

I wrote this some time ago: I’ve found that, as I get older, thoughts don’t mean as much to me.  Ten or twenty years ago they were a big part of my life.  Now . . . they seem to … Continue reading

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